Book Review

REVIEW: Bruja Born

May 13, 2020
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Lula Mortiz may be a bruja with healing powers, but after her family’s battle in Los Lagos, she feels broken in a way she can’t seem to fix. Then tragedy strikes when a bus crash leaves her friends and her boyfriend, Maks, dead. Desperate to reclaim normalcy, Lula invokes a dark spell to bring Maks back. It isn’t until she hears that all of the bodies from the crash have gone missing that she realizes something is wrong. Lula has unwittingly raised an army of casi muertos–creatures between the living and dead–and they’re hungry for freedom…which they can only achieve if Lula dies.

My Thoughts:

As you might remember way back in March I read Labyrinth Lost the first book in this trilogy and loved it. The whole concept of a series where each book follows one of three sisters each a Bruja with her own specialty was awesome. So I was really excited to read this next book in the series.

Overall this book did not disappoint, the plot was really fascinating and I loved seeing this new aspect to the world of these Brujas and the magic system that even they don’t understand. I found at first that it was hard to get into Lula didn’t read the same as the previous book there were aspects that were hard to get into, but once I did I was hooked.

I especially really enjoyed that the story focused on Lula’s PTSD from spending time in the land of the dead, as well as her guilt and grief over the death of Maks. In this story it is so clear that the sisters and family have been torn apart by what had happened in book one and that they are just trying their best to move forward.

What I loved the most about this story though was the sisters and how they slowly reconnect and help each other. I love a good book that shows a family rebuilding their lives. As well as that this book leaves us with more questions then it answers which I personally love and cannot wait to see more in book 3.

I give Bruja Born:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova on 5 June 2018 by Sourcebooks. You can purchase your own copy at Mighty Ape, Booktopia, Sourcebooks, or wherever you like to purchase books.

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1 Comment

  • Reply littlemissstar55 May 14, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    I didn’t even realise that Labyrinth Lost was the first in a trilogy!
    I am so glad you liked this one, too. 💜

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